TD National Reading Campaign: Joy of Reading Drops in Ontario Schools

The December, 2011 “Reading for Joy” report from People for Education reveals that while reading scores have increased in elementary school, children’s enjoyment of reading has gone down. The percentage of students in grade 3 who report they “like to read” has dropped from 75% in 1998/99 to 50% in 2010/11 and the number of students in grade 6 who “like to read” fell from 65% to 50% during the same period.

These findings are very troubling for the National Reading Campaign, a coalition of Canadians working to ensure that Canada remains a nation of readers.

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